Author Topic: New Storm Ongoing Title  (Read 410372 times)

Offline Rutog98

  • Honorary Wakandan
  • *****
  • Posts: 1308
    • View Profile
Re: New Storm Ongoing Title
« Reply #1875 on: March 27, 2015, 06:38:00 pm »
Those figures don't prove that Storm is less popular (she's more popular) as all they show is the stories told in the series simply did not connect with readers. I think the problem is Pak started too slow.
Ex-X-Writer and Ex-X-editor Ann Nocenti writes on Storm:

"At her command, oceans rise, breezes cool, rains pummel, tornadoes destroy, sun dries, seas part."

Take from page 24 or 26 of her novel, "Prisoner X"

Pretty nifty! ;)

Offline Salustrade

  • Honorary Wakandan
  • *****
  • Posts: 1310
    • View Profile
Re: New Storm Ongoing Title
« Reply #1876 on: March 28, 2015, 01:27:55 pm »
I guess Black Widow and She Hulk are more popular than Storm?
Storm's numbers just keep dropping....no surprise. Doesn't look like the Save Storm campaign had much of a punch.


100   Gotham Academy   5   $2.99   DC   20,844
101   Black Widow   15   $3.99   Marvel   20,581
102   Red Lanterns   39   $2.99   DC   20,546
103   Wicked & Divine   8   $3.50   Image   20,515
104   Green Lantern New Guardians   39   $2.99   DC   20,494
105   She-Hulk   12   $2.99   Marvel   20,364
106   Avengers World   17   $3.99   Marvel   20,228
107   All New Captain America Fear Him   2   $3.99   Marvel   19,969
108   Low   6   $3.50   Image   19,832
109   Punisher   15   $3.99   Marvel   19,825
110   Green Arrow   39   $2.99   DC   19,651
111   Arkham Manor   5   $2.99   DC   19,512
112   Captain Marvel   12   $3.99   Marvel   19,199
113   Nova   27   $3.99   Marvel   19,168
114   All New Captain America Fear Him   3   $3.99   Marvel   19,090
115   All New Captain America Fear Him   4   $3.99   Marvel   18,961
116   Gotham By Midnight   4   $2.99   DC   18,643
117   Loki Agent of Asgard   11   $3.99   Marvel   18,623
118   Secret Origins   10   $4.99   DC   18,312
119   Guardians 3000   5   $3.99   Marvel   18,155
120   Manifest Destiny   13   $2.99   Image   17,891
121   Autumnlands Tooth & Claw   4   $2.99   Image   17,700
122   Bucky Barnes Winter Soldier   5   $3.99   Marvel   17,647
123   Nightcrawler   11   $3.99   Marvel   17,620
124   Southern Bastards   7   $3.50   Image   17,523
125   X-Force   15   $3.99   Marvel   17,332
126   Worlds Finest   31   $2.99   DC   17,314
127   Red Hood And The Outlaws   39   $2.99   DC   17,270
128   Lady Mechanika   4   $3.99   Benitez   16,924
129   ODYC   3*   $3.99   Image   16,826
130   Justice League 3000   14   $2.99   DC   16,778
131   Suiciders   1*   $3.99   DC   16,614
132   Iron Fist Living Weapon   9   $3.99   Marvel   16,413
133   Velvet   9   $3.50   Image   16,274
134   Operation Sin   2   $3.99   Marvel   16,240
135   Secret Avengers   13   $3.99   Marvel   16,159
136   Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10   12   $3.50   Dark Horse   15,840
137   Injustice Gods Among Us Year Three   8   $2.99   DC   15,816
138   Hellboy and the BPRD: 1952   3   $3.50   Dark Horse   15,779
139   Injustice Gods Among Us Year Three   10   $2.99   DC   15,417
140   Swamp Thing   39   $2.99   DC   15,360
141   Injustice Gods Among Us Year Three   9   $2.99   DC   15,345
142   Lazarus   15   $3.50   Image   15,237
143   Cyclops   10   $3.99   Marvel   15,091
144   Chew   46   $2.99   Image   15,073
145   Marvels Ant-Man Prelude   1   $2.99   Marvel   14,971
146   Batman 66   19   $2.99   DC   14,770
147   Lobo   5   $2.99   DC   14,770
148   Constantine   22   $2.99   DC   14,716
149   TMNT Ongoing   43   $3.99   IDW   14,551
150   Miracleman   15   $4.99   Marvel   14,548
151   Batman 66   20   $2.99   DC   14,525
152   Storm   8   $3.99   Marvel   14,155
153   Stray Bullets Sunshine & Roses   1   $3.50   Image   14,122
154   Batwoman   39   $2.99   DC   13,987
155   Postal   1   $3.99   Image   13,967
156   All New Invaders   15   $3.99   Marvel   13,452
157   Fables   149   $2.99   DC   13,302
158   Doctor Who 10th   7   $3.99   Titan   13,296
159   Mortal Kombat X   2   $3.99   DC   13,277
160   American Vampire Second Cycle   6   $2.99   DC   13,234
161   Birthright   5   $2.99   Image   13,218
162   Mph   5   $4.99   Image   13,202
163   Criminal Special Ed One Shot   
$4.99   Image   13,169
164   Doctor Who 11th   8   $3.99   Titan   13,135
165   Aquaman And The Others   10   $2.99   DC   12,821
166   Deadly Class   11   $3.50   Image   12,805
167   Invincible   117           $2.99   Image   12,627
168   Mortal Kombat X   3   $3.99   DC           12,581
169   All New Ghost Rider11$3.99   Marvel   12,490
170   Doctor Who 12th 5   $3.99   Titan   12,140
171   Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman   7   $3.99   DC   12,115
172   Divinity   1   $3.99   Valiant   12,079
173   Conan Red Sonja   2   $3.99   Dark Horse   12,073
174   Deathlok   5   $3.99   Marvel   12,053
175   Marvel Universe Guardians of Galaxy   1   $2.99   Marvel   12,047
176   Imperium   1   $3.99   Valiant   12,028
177   He Man The Eternity War   3   $2.99   DC   11,700

Figures don't lie.

Offline KIP LEWIS

  • Honorary Wakandan
  • *****
  • Posts: 5879
    • View Profile
Re: New Storm Ongoing Title
« Reply #1877 on: March 28, 2015, 02:07:01 pm »
Ouch. .128   Lady Mechanika  4  outsold Storm?  An independent  title that had been on hiatus for like 18 months since the original issue 3 came out.   (I did buy it myself. ) and it outsold Storm!

Offline Kristopher

  • Honorary Wakandan
  • *****
  • Posts: 1229
    • View Profile
Re: New Storm Ongoing Title
« Reply #1878 on: March 28, 2015, 02:16:49 pm »
Truly pathetic.



And this is supposed to be Marvels most "iconic" female character?

More like most "moronic" female character. :smh:


She's dealing with the death of Wolverine in this issue and is going to take care of some of his "unfinished" business with Yukio as her side kick in this story. Yeah, I can DEFINITELY see Storm being devastated by the death of Logan. Even if they were not in a relationship, he was arguably her deepest friend. He and Storm have been through more things together than anyone and they relied on each other's strength many times to get through tough spots.

That said, look at her face on that cover. She's prettier than Girl-Thor.


She may be "prettier" (that's subjective), but she damn sure ain't selling as many copies:

1   Orphan Black†   1*   $3.99   IDW   497,002
2   Darth Vader   1   $4.99   Marvel   264,399
3   Spider-Gwen   1   $3.99   Marvel   254,074
4   Star Wars   2   $3.99   Marvel   162,042
5   Batman   39   $3.99   DC   118,106
6   Amazing Spider-Man   14   $3.99   Marvel   106,778
7   Darth Vader   2   $3.99   Marvel   100,010
8   Amazing Spider-Man   15   $3.99   Marvel   99,660
9   Silk   1   $3.99   Marvel   74,501
10   Justice League   39   $3.99   DC   72,904
11   Thor   5   $3.99   Marvel   69,513
12   Harley Quinn Valentines Day Special   1   $4.99   DC   68,611
13   Walking Dead   137   $2.99   Image   65,620
14   Guardians of the Galaxy and X-Men Black Vortex Alpha   1   $4.99   Marvel   60,412
15   Spawn   250   $5.99   Image   60,357
16   Guardians of Galaxy   24   $3.99   Marvel   60,046
17   Thor Annual   1   $4.99   Marvel   58,664
18   All New X-Men   38   $3.99   Marvel   58,037
19   Saga   25   $2.99   Image   55,972

Offline Kristopher

  • Honorary Wakandan
  • *****
  • Posts: 1229
    • View Profile
Re: New Storm Ongoing Title
« Reply #1879 on: March 28, 2015, 02:23:42 pm »
Ouch. .128   Lady Mechanika  4  outsold Storm?  An independent  title that had been on hiatus for like 18 months since the original issue 3 came out.   (I did buy it myself. ) and it outsold Storm!

Yeah, Lady Mechanika is a DAMN GOOD read, as is, Lazarus and Velvet...both of which also outsold the "more popular" Storm comic.

Offline Kristopher

  • Honorary Wakandan
  • *****
  • Posts: 1229
    • View Profile
Re: New Storm Ongoing Title
« Reply #1880 on: March 28, 2015, 02:29:10 pm »
Those figures don't prove that Storm is less popular (she's more popular) as all they show is the stories told in the series simply did not connect with readers. I think the problem is Pak started too slow.


Or maybe "Bunny" Colvin is juking the stats?

Offline Rutog98

  • Honorary Wakandan
  • *****
  • Posts: 1308
    • View Profile
Re: New Storm Ongoing Title
« Reply #1881 on: March 28, 2015, 10:52:04 pm »
Thorette outsold Storm, so what? Thorette has a rogue's gallery unique to her book while Marvel did not bother building Storm a credible rogue's gallery for her title. Thorette started out fighting the Frost Giants while Storm started out with a Callisto/Forge/Yukio combo. To this date, she has yet to face a threat in her book that she can't beat with any number of single basic attacks in her arsenal (ie. a simple lightning bolt or minor gust of wind could end every villain she's faced so far in her book). I mean, we're coming up on issue 10 next month and Storm still hasn't fought a major A-list villain or even a solid B-lister. Heck, it took 4 months just for villains to start showing up in the title. On top of that, she's sporting a hairdo that's beyond ugly (if she were drawn more beautifully with a head full of hair, that would help sales) and the artwork has gotten progressively worse in the title.

Marvel should have created new characters to fill the role of friends and foes for Storm's book. The villains should have been visually and conceptually interesting with epically big and exciting powersets. Pak should have come out of the gates with something grand and electrifying to grab everyone's attention instead of going through Storm's "Greatest Hits of the 80s". I think Pak is a great writer and I think he could do a very good job with this title, but he just started out with the wrong kinds of stories. I am told he does big epic stories for Superman and did the same for Hulk when he wrote that title, I feel he should have taken the same approach with Storm's book. I don't know why he didn't. Maybe Storm's book will get a makeover and have a shot at a second year. I have my fingers crossed for this.

Storm is and has been recognized by the broad majority as being Marvel's number 1 female character for popularity. That has been acknowledged by many on the internet for a long time. She even beat Wonder Woman in a popularity contest in the 90s.
« Last Edit: March 28, 2015, 10:56:18 pm by Rutog98 »
Ex-X-Writer and Ex-X-editor Ann Nocenti writes on Storm:

"At her command, oceans rise, breezes cool, rains pummel, tornadoes destroy, sun dries, seas part."

Take from page 24 or 26 of her novel, "Prisoner X"

Pretty nifty! ;)

Offline Kristopher

  • Honorary Wakandan
  • *****
  • Posts: 1229
    • View Profile
Re: New Storm Ongoing Title
« Reply #1882 on: March 29, 2015, 10:41:27 am »
Thorette outsold Storm, so what? Thorette has a rogue's gallery unique to her book while Marvel did not bother building Storm a credible rogue's gallery for her title. Thorette started out fighting the Frost Giants while Storm started out with a Callisto/Forge/Yukio combo. To this date, she has yet to face a threat in her book that she can't beat with any number of single basic attacks in her arsenal (ie. a simple lightning bolt or minor gust of wind could end every villain she's faced so far in her book). I mean, we're coming up on issue 10 next month and Storm still hasn't fought a major A-list villain or even a solid B-lister. Heck, it took 4 months just for villains to start showing up in the title. On top of that, she's sporting a hairdo that's beyond ugly (if she were drawn more beautifully with a head full of hair, that would help sales) and the artwork has gotten progressively worse in the title.

Marvel should have created new characters to fill the role of friends and foes for Storm's book. The villains should have been visually and conceptually interesting with epically big and exciting powersets. Pak should have come out of the gates with something grand and electrifying to grab everyone's attention instead of going through Storm's "Greatest Hits of the 80s". I think Pak is a great writer and I think he could do a very good job with this title, but he just started out with the wrong kinds of stories. I am told he does big epic stories for Superman and did the same for Hulk when he wrote that title, I feel he should have taken the same approach with Storm's book. I don't know why he didn't. Maybe Storm's book will get a makeover and have a shot at a second year. I have my fingers crossed for this.

Storm is and has been recognized by the broad majority as being Marvel's number 1 female character for popularity. That has been acknowledged by many on the internet for a long time. She even beat Wonder Woman in a popularity contest in the 90s.

And yet "Marvel's number 1 female character for popularity" is being outsold by Marvel stablemates Ms. Marvel, Spider-Woman, Black Widow, She Hulk(cancelled), Captain Marvel, Silk, Angela and...Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, hahahahahahahaha. Yeah, I know...it's all about the hair. Seems the only female super person Storm outsells is (long haired) Batwoman...just barely. Maybe you should hope Storm doesn't become any more "popular" than she already is, or she'll disappear off the charts completely.

Offline Kristopher

  • Honorary Wakandan
  • *****
  • Posts: 1229
    • View Profile
Re: New Storm Ongoing Title
« Reply #1883 on: March 29, 2015, 02:37:18 pm »
I hate to say it, but...maybe Bendis should be writing Storm. He may s%&t all over a character's continuity, but his books sell and get attention.

Offline Salustrade

  • Honorary Wakandan
  • *****
  • Posts: 1310
    • View Profile
Re: New Storm Ongoing Title
« Reply #1884 on: March 29, 2015, 05:20:32 pm »
I hate to say it, but...maybe Bendis should be writing Storm. He may s%&t all over a character's continuity, but his books sell and get attention.

Bendis would do an even worse job than Pak.

Offline Emperorjones

  • Honorary Wakandan
  • *****
  • Posts: 7947
    • View Profile
Re: New Storm Ongoing Title
« Reply #1885 on: March 29, 2015, 06:02:31 pm »
Thorette outsold Storm, so what? Thorette has a rogue's gallery unique to her book while Marvel did not bother building Storm a credible rogue's gallery for her title. Thorette started out fighting the Frost Giants while Storm started out with a Callisto/Forge/Yukio combo. To this date, she has yet to face a threat in her book that she can't beat with any number of single basic attacks in her arsenal (ie. a simple lightning bolt or minor gust of wind could end every villain she's faced so far in her book). I mean, we're coming up on issue 10 next month and Storm still hasn't fought a major A-list villain or even a solid B-lister. Heck, it took 4 months just for villains to start showing up in the title. On top of that, she's sporting a hairdo that's beyond ugly (if she were drawn more beautifully with a head full of hair, that would help sales) and the artwork has gotten progressively worse in the title.

Marvel should have created new characters to fill the role of friends and foes for Storm's book. The villains should have been visually and conceptually interesting with epically big and exciting powersets. Pak should have come out of the gates with something grand and electrifying to grab everyone's attention instead of going through Storm's "Greatest Hits of the 80s". I think Pak is a great writer and I think he could do a very good job with this title, but he just started out with the wrong kinds of stories. I am told he does big epic stories for Superman and did the same for Hulk when he wrote that title, I feel he should have taken the same approach with Storm's book. I don't know why he didn't. Maybe Storm's book will get a makeover and have a shot at a second year. I have my fingers crossed for this.

Storm is and has been recognized by the broad majority as being Marvel's number 1 female character for popularity. That has been acknowledged by many on the internet for a long time. She even beat Wonder Woman in a popularity contest in the 90s.

You are one heck of a cheerleader for Storm. I think she was #1, but I'm not so sure now. I can accept that she remains one of the most high profile heroes, but in the comics universe, I think she is eclipsed by Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, Thor, and it looks like Black Widow from the numbers of books sold. And She-Hulk is outselling her. Also I have to wonder with Black Widow's role in the cinematic universe she might be eclipsing Storm's role in films. So I have to wonder what is your criteria for saying that Storm is #1?

One thing I did notice on the list is that Deathlok isn't doing too well. Which is a shame. I hope it gets to keep going. It's finally starting to get a little better.

Offline Rutog98

  • Honorary Wakandan
  • *****
  • Posts: 1308
    • View Profile
Re: New Storm Ongoing Title
« Reply #1886 on: March 30, 2015, 11:34:00 am »
Thorette outsold Storm, so what? Thorette has a rogue's gallery unique to her book while Marvel did not bother building Storm a credible rogue's gallery for her title. Thorette started out fighting the Frost Giants while Storm started out with a Callisto/Forge/Yukio combo. To this date, she has yet to face a threat in her book that she can't beat with any number of single basic attacks in her arsenal (ie. a simple lightning bolt or minor gust of wind could end every villain she's faced so far in her book). I mean, we're coming up on issue 10 next month and Storm still hasn't fought a major A-list villain or even a solid B-lister. Heck, it took 4 months just for villains to start showing up in the title. On top of that, she's sporting a hairdo that's beyond ugly (if she were drawn more beautifully with a head full of hair, that would help sales) and the artwork has gotten progressively worse in the title.

Marvel should have created new characters to fill the role of friends and foes for Storm's book. The villains should have been visually and conceptually interesting with epically big and exciting powersets. Pak should have come out of the gates with something grand and electrifying to grab everyone's attention instead of going through Storm's "Greatest Hits of the 80s". I think Pak is a great writer and I think he could do a very good job with this title, but he just started out with the wrong kinds of stories. I am told he does big epic stories for Superman and did the same for Hulk when he wrote that title, I feel he should have taken the same approach with Storm's book. I don't know why he didn't. Maybe Storm's book will get a makeover and have a shot at a second year. I have my fingers crossed for this.

Storm is and has been recognized by the broad majority as being Marvel's number 1 female character for popularity. That has been acknowledged by many on the internet for a long time. She even beat Wonder Woman in a popularity contest in the 90s.

You are one heck of a cheerleader for Storm. I think she was #1, but I'm not so sure now. I can accept that she remains one of the most high profile heroes, but in the comics universe, I think she is eclipsed by Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, Thor, and it looks like Black Widow from the numbers of books sold. And She-Hulk is outselling her. Also I have to wonder with Black Widow's role in the cinematic universe she might be eclipsing Storm's role in films. So I have to wonder what is your criteria for saying that Storm is #1?

One thing I did notice on the list is that Deathlok isn't doing too well. Which is a shame. I hope it gets to keep going. It's finally starting to get a little better.

Thorette is riding Thor's coat tail. By that, I mean she is riding on his popularity and the unique world Marvel created for him in his solo title. Not only that, but Thorette debuted with 150K and has already dwindled down to less than 70K which would seem to indicate that she's not as popular as the real deal.  I'd say that Storm is definitely more popular than She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel, Captain Marvel and Black Widow, but the stories being told in their books are probably better for selling their respective solo titles.

Again, I say the problem with Storm's book is it started out with too many rehashed stories from her earlier days. Sure, those stories were great when they were first told, but Pak should have offered something new, big and exciting instead of retreading old ground with old stories from the X-Men book. This is her solo title. Create a world for her separate from the X-Men books with new friends and foes. I think if he had introduced new villains for Storm with exciting powers coupled with some older, established A-list villains like Hela or Selene, the book would have done much better.

Another weak point is Pak started out with stories that should be told as "breathers" in between larger arcs involving huge threats and exciting foes for Storm. That's not the way to debut a brand new title. Heck, Marvel didn't even bother creating a personal nemesis for Storm worthy of challenging her in terms of strategy, power and battle acumen. Thor has Loki, Captain America has Red Skull, Iron Man has Manderin, Wolverine had Sabertooth and who does Storm has? Pak has stated in interviews that he viewed Callisto as Storm's biggest arch nemesis. Well, that's just not exciting at all. Storm could end Callisto in a split second with any number of very minor displays of her elemental powers. Storm needs somebody much bigger and much more powerful than Callisto. (I actually disagree with Pak on this, though. To me, Storm's biggest nemesis is between Shadow King and Candra with Dracula and possibly Bogan being honorable mentions. That said, I think Marvel should create a fresh villain to challenge Storm. Shadow King is way overused in the x-books now and Candra hasn't had enough exposure yet to be an A-list villain and draw people to a title. Maybe somebody with powers like Jamie Braddock or DC's Doomsday could fill this role for Ororo so that she would have to really think strategically to beat this guy (and, yes, I said 'guy'...make him a male. Why do female heroes always have to have female nemesis?) as well as use huge displays of powers.)

I guess what I am saying is the sales are not reflecting on the popularity of the characters, but merely the stories being told in their respective titles and how those stories are connecting with audiences. Also, Marvel could do much more to advertise Storm's book. I mean, Ms. Marvel's book even got attention on TV for promotion. Once the advertising problem is fixed and people are now made aware of the title's existence, the stories told in Storm's book have to be engaging to keep people buying the book once they try it. The stories have not been bad, but they need a lot more ooomph especially when starting out a brand new title.
« Last Edit: March 30, 2015, 12:06:49 pm by Rutog98 »
Ex-X-Writer and Ex-X-editor Ann Nocenti writes on Storm:

"At her command, oceans rise, breezes cool, rains pummel, tornadoes destroy, sun dries, seas part."

Take from page 24 or 26 of her novel, "Prisoner X"

Pretty nifty! ;)

Offline Rutog98

  • Honorary Wakandan
  • *****
  • Posts: 1308
    • View Profile
Re: New Storm Ongoing Title
« Reply #1887 on: March 30, 2015, 11:42:45 am »
I hate to say it, but...maybe Bendis should be writing Storm. He may s%&t all over a character's continuity, but his books sell and get attention.

Keep him FAR away from Storm's book. I think Pak could do it if he just thought "bigger" and gave Storm epic stories with epic foes. Only problem is, many readers may have already made up their mind about him and may not try the book again if he's writing it. I would not mind if he stayed on the book and did bigger stories with epic villains, etc. Marvel would just need to advertise the book better while Pak writes more engaging stories to hold onto readership and the artwork needs a COMPLETE makeover for her title. On top of that, she needs to be drawn more attractively with a head full of hair.

Other writers I think who could do a good job with Storm's book are Christ Yost and Alan Davis (imagine Alan Davis both writing AND drawing a Storm title!). Claremont would be "safe", but I think the stories would quickly become stagnating for reasons I have already stated on the previous page of this thread.

The problem with getting a brand new writer for Storm is they may not be aware of everything she can do with her powers and they may also be unaware of her defenses against telepathy. Pak and Davis are tried and true in this regard. Given what Yost did in "Worlds Apart", I'd be willing to bet he'd hit the nail on the head in this department as well. Nothing rubs me (and many other Storm fans) wrong more than having a writer take her on and mess up on these things.

Edit: The best writer for a "Storm" solo book would be me. Seriously not joking on this. If I could write Storm's book for just 12-16 issues, I would beef up her rogues gallery (I have already created several villains in my head that would be a GOOD match for Storm), flesh out her personal and ancestral history a lot (I already have this worked out in my head), give her friends for her own title (again, I've already created characters for this in my head) and give future writers of her book enough material to work with for years to come. It is my DREAM to have a shot at this, to be able to write a "Storm" book even if for just 12-16 issues to have my ideas out there in canon. After I left, put Pak, Claremont, Davis or Yost on the book to continue Storm's tale and flesh out what I would have established and you'd it made. Just give me a chance, Marvel, and allow me to impliment my ideas!

:::okay, I've blown my own horn long enough, time to pipe down now, lol::: ;)
« Last Edit: March 30, 2015, 01:29:05 pm by Rutog98 »
Ex-X-Writer and Ex-X-editor Ann Nocenti writes on Storm:

"At her command, oceans rise, breezes cool, rains pummel, tornadoes destroy, sun dries, seas part."

Take from page 24 or 26 of her novel, "Prisoner X"

Pretty nifty! ;)

Offline Kristopher

  • Honorary Wakandan
  • *****
  • Posts: 1229
    • View Profile
Re: New Storm Ongoing Title
« Reply #1888 on: March 30, 2015, 02:43:04 pm »
Thorette is riding Thor's coat tail. By that, I mean she is riding on his popularity and the unique world Marvel created for him in his solo title. Not only that, but Thorette debuted with 150K and has already dwindled down to less than 70K which would seem to indicate that she's not as popular as the real deal.

Really?

November 2012 Comic Book Sales Figures

1   All New X-Men   1   $3.99   Marvel   181,693
2   Batman   14   $3.99   DC   159,729
3   Captain America   1   $3.99   Marvel   123,667
4   Deadpool   1   $2.99   Marvel   118,976
5   Indestructible Hulk   1   $3.99   Marvel   118,200
6   Iron Man   1   $3.99   Marvel   116,529
7   Fantastic Four   1   $2.99   Marvel   114,532
8   Uncanny Avengers   2   $3.99   Marvel   114,257
9   Justice League   14   $3.99   DC   113,094
10   Thor God of Thunder   1   $3.99   Marvel   110,443
11   All New X-Men   2   $3.99   Marvel   96,436
12   X-Men Legacy   1   $2.99   Marvel   87,081
13   Amazing Spider-Man   698   $3.99   Marvel   81,342
14   FF   1   $2.99   Marvel   80,701
15   My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic   1   $3.99   IDW   80,128
16   Green Lantern   14   $2.99   DC   78,499
17   Batgirl   14   $2.99   DC   77,468
18   Batman And Robin   14   $2.99   DC   75,543
19   Detective Comics   14   $3.99   DC   74,560
20   Iron Man   2   $3.99   Marvel   72,902
21   Deadpool   2   $2.99   Marvel   67,421
22   Thor God of Thunder   2   $3.99   Marvel   65,533


Storm #1 placed where again?(Don't forget, this was before folks found out the stories sucked)

1   Rocket Raccoon†   1   $3.99   Marvel   293,913
2   Batman   33   $4.99   DC   117,996
3   Amazing Spider-Man   4   $3.99   Marvel   117,917
4   Original Sin   5   $3.99   Marvel   91,420
5   Spider-Man 2099   1   $3.99   Marvel   90,690
6   Original Sin   6   $3.99   Marvel   89,324
7   Justice League   32   $3.99   DC   88,179
8   Grayson   1   $2.99   DC   81,433
9   Legendary Star Lord   1   $3.99   Marvel   78,501
10   Harley Quinn   8   $2.99   DC   76,827
11   Amazing Spider-Man   1.3   $3.99   Marvel   74,285
12   Walking Dead   129   $2.99   Image   72,908
13   Sandman Overture   3   $3.99   DC   72,563
14   Superman Unchained   7   $3.99   DC   69,523
15   Batman Superman   12   $3.99   DC   68,345
16   Harley Quinn Invades Comic Con Intl San Diego   1   $4.99   DC   64,978
17   Batman Eternal   13   $2.99   DC   63,828
18   Batman Eternal   14   $2.99   DC   63,138
19   Superman   33   $3.99   DC   62,998
20   Guardians of Galaxy   17   $3.99   Marvel   62,986
21   Detective Comics   33   $3.99   DC   62,856
22   Batman Eternal   15   $2.99   DC   62,137
23   Batman Eternal   16   $2.99   DC   61,149
24   Robin Rises Omega   1   $4.99   DC   60,488
25   Batman Eternal   17   $2.99   DC   60,013
26   All New X-Men   29   $3.99   Marvel   58,817
27   Life With Archie (comic format)36  $4.99   Archie   57,054
28   Avengers   32   $3.99   Marvel   56,595
29   Batman And Robin   33   $2.99   DC   56,269
30   Saga   21   $2.99   Image   55,893
31   Uncanny X-Men   23   $3.99   Marvel   55,738
32   Outcast By Kirkman & Azaceta   2*   $2.99   Image   55,126
33   Deadpool Vs X-Force   1   $3.99   Marvel   54,762
34   Uncanny X-Men   24   $3.99   Marvel   53,677
35   Teen Titans   1   $2.99   DC   52,358
36   Avengers   33   $3.99   Marvel   51,874
37   Superman Wonder Woman   10   $3.99   DC   50,254
38   Uncanny Avengers   22   $3.99   Marvel   50,253
39   Deadpool   31   $3.99   Marvel   49,930
40   Action Comics   33   $3.99   DC   49,457
41   New Suicide Squad   1   $2.99   DC   49,260
42   Life With Archie Comic   37   $4.99   Archie   48,842
43   Original Sin   5.1   $3.99   Marvel   48,596
44   Justice League United   3   $3.99   DC   47,919
45   Wolverine   10   $3.99   Marvel   47,813
46    Storm   1   $3.99   Marvel      47,566

The New Thor and Storm both had multiple variant cover releases for their respective first issues, the new Thor dusted Storm off by over 100k. Most books have a drop off after the first issue, yet The new Thor is still in the Top 10, Storm isn't even in the Top 110
« Last Edit: March 30, 2015, 07:14:11 pm by Kristopher »

Offline KIP LEWIS

  • Honorary Wakandan
  • *****
  • Posts: 5879
    • View Profile
Re: New Storm Ongoing Title
« Reply #1889 on: March 30, 2015, 03:43:43 pm »
According to an EW article I read Thor is  still selling substantially better than the male Thor.   And you can't blame the creative team because it is the same creative team.   Yes numbers went down after get first issue because spectators drive up first issues.   But numbers did not drop to their pre-female Thor level.